mortifiquen
they torment
The word mortifiquen is the present subjunctive form of mortificar in the third person plural. There are other translations for this conjugation. See the full mortificar conjugation.

mortificar

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mortificar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bother)
a. to torment
Mis compañeros de trabajo me mortifican porque soy recién llegado a la oficina.My workmates torment me for being the newbie in the office.
2. (to cause anguish)
a. to plague
La duda lo mortificaba y no podía esperar a conocer los resultados de su examen.Doubt plagued him, and he couldn't wait to hear his test results.
3. (religious)
a. to mortify
El caballero era un hombre religioso y buscaba expiación mortificando el cuerpo.The knight was a religious man and sought expiation by mortifying his body.
mortificarse
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
reflexive verb
4. (to worry)
a. to fret
Vas a tener otra oportunidad para hacer el examen. No te mortifiques por eso.You will have another chance to take the exam. Don't fret over that.
b. to torment oneself
La cirujana se mortificaba porque un paciente murió en sus manos.The surgeon was tormenting herself because a patient had died in her hands.
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
5. (to feel embarrassed)
a. to be mortified
Me mortifiqué tanto por mi comportamiento anoche que juro que no voy a beber más alcohol.I was so mortified about my behavior last night that I swear I'll never drink alcohol again.
b. to feel ashamed
Mi hermana se mortifica porque se le cayeron las extensiones enfrente de todos.My sister feels ashamed because her hair extensions fell off in front of everybody.
6. (religious)
a. to mortify the flesh
Los creyentes se mortificaban para controlar su lujuria.The believers mortified the flesh to control their lust.
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mortificar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. to mortify
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
pronominal verb
2. (torturarse)
a. to torment oneself
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mortificar
transitive verb
1 (atormentar) to torment; plague
sus compañeros les mortifican con crueldad their workmates treat them cruelly
a sus hijos los mortifican con crueldad en la escuela
me han mortificado toda la noche los mosquitos I was tormented all night by the mosquitos; estos zapatos me mortifican these shoes are killing me
por cualquier cosa se enfadaban.No solo se mortificaban ellos sino que nos mortificaban a todos
2 (humillar) to humiliate
3 (Religión)
mortificar la carne to mortify the flesh
El asceta, para mayor gloria de Dios, envilece y mortifica la carne
4 (Med) to damage seriously
pronominal verb
mortificarse
1 (atormentarse) to torment o.s.; distress o.s.
2 (Religión) to mortify the flesh
3 (Centroamérica) (México) (avergonzarse) to feel ashamed; be mortified
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